France 2008

Menton, 23-24 June

  Along the way to Menton, we stopped at Thoronet Abbey which had been a Cistercian abbey. *
  It was very plain, like most Cistercian foundations. *
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  The cloister was plain, too. *
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  Fountain in the abbey grounds ... †
  and an old tree that has been much repaired. †
  After a while, we joined the main road along the Côte d'Azur. There was some beautiful seaside scenery. *
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  The yachts were huge. *
  Not all of the Côte d'Azur is attractive!*
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  Eventually we got to Menton quite late in the afternoon. *
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  The next morning, we looked at Menton beach. *
  We spent quite some time wandering around the compact historic centre of Menton. *
  The cathedral facade. *
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  View up to the mountains. Note the motorway bridge in the background. †
 

From Menton, we drove through the mountains to reach Briançon.

 

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